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Fort Hamilton High School

Overview written by the school: ForFort Hamilton High School is the largest comprehensive urban high school in a suburban setting and is referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Bay Ridge community. Based on the philosophy that all students can succeed, Fort Hamilton High School strives to set the standard for excellence and is a citywide magnet program for the performing arts and honors academy. The school facility has experienced a renaissance: a modern science lab and state-of-the-art dance room for the Joffrey Ballet Academy. The school is replete with state-of-the-art technology including SmartBoards in every classroom, Mobile labs, and iPad labs.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80.000001% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 91.000003% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 92.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 64.999998% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77.999997% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Honors Academy
Code: K17H
Program description: A four-year academic program offering courses in humanities, mathematics, and science courses that culminate in AP coursework. Students that complete the Honors Academy coursework are eligible for the Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors distinction.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 91
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 3129
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 34
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 139
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 4,657
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
Language classes: French, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, AP Drawing, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 1, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Extended Day Program,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bay Ridge
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

School Number: K490

Community board: 310
Council district: 43
Census tract: 46
BIN: 3152318
BBL: 3060130001

About Fort Hamilton High School


Address: 8301 Shore Road, Brooklyn NY 11209 (40.626827,-74.038103)
Latitude: 40.627898
Longitude: -74.039985
Phone number: 718-748-1537
Fax number: 718-836-3955
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B16, B37, B4, B63, X27, X37

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Virtual Enterprise / Law Program / Job Shadowing Opportunities

Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, CUNY College Now

VA Hospital Program

Audition and Screened Programs

Astronomy, Biological Medical Techniques, Emergency Medical Techniques (EMT), Forensics Science

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